Romania interested to deepen collaborations with Sarawak in education, tourism and trade

Taib (second right) and Raghad (right) presenting a memento to Nineta. Photo credit: Ukas

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KUCHING, March 18: Romania is interested to work towards strengthening collaborations with Sarawak especially in areas of education, tourism and trade development for the benefit of both countries.

Ambassador of Romania to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam Nineta Barbulescu highlighted this during a courtesy call on Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud and wife Toh Puan Raghad Kurdi Taib at their residence in Demak Jaya here on Thursday (March 17).

“This is my first official visit to Sarawak and the courtesy call is to discuss the latest projects involving the education and tourism sectors between Sarawak and Romania,” she said.

“We also paid courtesy calls on the Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development (Dato Sri Roland Sagah Wee Inn) and Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah) to strengthen cooperation that could increase visitors from Malaysia to Romania,” she said in a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

Nineta and her husband Dan-Cristian Barbulescu, who arrived on Monday (March 14), are on a six-day visit to Sarawak.

Awang Tengah (third right) presenting a memento to Nineta.

During a courtesy visit to Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan at his office in Wisma Sumber Alam here, they discussed and exchanged views on investment opportunities in Sarawak.

The Romanian Ambassador was also given a tour to see the unique architectural designs of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) and the Chamber during a courtesy call on Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar.

Nineta is scheduled to visit Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) and Siniawan Heritage Town today, followed by a dinner to be hosted by Serembu assemblyman Miro Simuh. — DayakDaily

Nineta signing the DUN official guest book during a courtesy call on Asfia (left).